PC's re-invention of Prince's 1987 classic, released April 24, 2015 in the US only via iTunes.
PC Muñoz is a songwriter, producer, and drummer based in San Francisco. His diverse body of work includes collaborations across multiple mediums, from Grammy-nominated contemporary classical music to public art installations and modern dance/multimedia productions. A frequent and enthusiastic collaborator, PC has recorded with rock legend Jackson Browne, dream-pop poet/chanteuse Ingrid Chavez, longtime Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, Emmy-winning virtuoso Van-Anh Vo, Oakland hip-hop artist Kev Choice, and countless other musicians and recording artists across a wide range of genres.
PC's unique approach to recorded cover songs was first heard on the acclaimed 2005 "High School Reunion" CD (from American Laundromat Records) which featured indie artists (Dresden Dolls/Amanda Palmer, Kristin Hersh, etc.) covering songs from the 80s films of John Hughes. PC covered Flesh for Lulu's "I Go Crazy" for that outing, and later contributed an electro-funk version of "I Bleed" (with Oakland artist FEMI) to American Laundromat's Pixies tribute album, "Dig for Fire."
"Sign 'o' the Times" continues PC's tradition of radically inventive covers, and features Dr. Fink of Prince and the Revolution on keyboards, as well as longtime collaborators Marc Weibel (guitar) and Stephen Smith (bass).
released April 24, 2015
Written by Prince
Arranged by PC Muñoz, Stephen Smith, Dr. Fink, and Marc Weibel
Produced by PC Muñoz and Dr. Fink
Dr. Fink: all keyboards
PC Muñoz: Synsonics drums, drum programming, vocals
Stephen Smith: acoustic/electric bass
Marc Weibel: acoustic guitar
Recorded by Willie Samuels at Studio Trilogy (SF, CA) and Dr. Fink at StarVu Studio (Savage, MN)
Mixed by Willie Samuels and Dr. Fink
Mastered by Dr. Fink
Cover photograph by Marc Weibel
Design by Hobke
Used with permission. Published by and mechanical license furnished by Controversy Music c/o NPG Music Pub., LLC
Special thanks to Prince, John Paulsen, Steve Luczo, Dr. Fink , Bob Pickering, Lee Reed/Peer Music and NPG Music Publishing, LLC
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